The Season of Pluto in Aquarius Is Coming: Astrological Explanation of the Transit
In 2023, according to the astrological charts, Pluto will be moving through Aquarius and bringing the promise of powerful transformative energies into that House.
For those who enjoy dabbling in astrology, the forthcoming transit of the planet Pluto through the 11th House, which Aquarius rules, announces changes. Astrologers have pointed out that similar transits have been harbingers of social transformation.
The famous song from "Hair" hails the coming of the age of Aquarius, and the time has finally arrived. The Aquarian energies favor change, revolution, and transformation, and Pluto brings endings, upheaval, and new beginnings on a massive scale. Pluto in Aquarius will affect us all.
St Mark's Clocktower, Venice, Italy. | Source: Unsplash
Looking around at the world we live in and the extraordinary chaotic events we've been living through in the last three years, it's not hard to believe that change is coming. Indeed, change is needed and inevitable.
Astrologers tell us the last time Pluto transited through Aquarius was from 1778 to 1798. The historians among us will immediately remember the French Revolution, which took place in 1789 and heralded the rise of Napoleon.
The rise of women to unprecedented power, women like Queen Elizabeth I, and the Golden Age of her country were coincidental with the Pluto-Aquarius transit.
The American War of Independence started in 1775 and was won in 1783 during Pluto's transit through Aquarius. During that time, an even greater revolution began, one we are still living through: The Industrial or Technological Revolution.
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The Power of Pluto
In classical mythology, Pluto was the ruler of the Underworld, the Master of the Dead before whom even the powers of Nature in the person of Demeter must bow. But Pluto also brought forth great wealth and fortune from his Underworld; all treasure, gold, and jewels originate in his realm.
Pluto is slow-moving, taking 248 years to travel through the 12 houses, but its influence is intense. Under Pluto, there can be no hidden facets. It's time to throw off the mask and live our truth. Imagine this energy worldwide.
If you have Aquarius as a significant aspect in your chart, you will not only see the great changes wrought by Pluto's influence in the world around you; you will feel the effect of the ending of old restrictions and hopeful new beginnings.
Aquarius, the Waterbearer. | Source: Pixabay
The House of Aquarius
Aquarius is the Waterbearer, and water is the fountain of life. The planet Uranus rules the Sun Sign Aquarius, and Uranus is all about innovation, creativity, the unexpected, and the transformative.
Aquarius is also the 11th House, the House of the community, humanism, altruism, and friendship. There is no aloneness in the 11th House, all is done for the betterment of mankind, and wealth flows from the hands of the Waterbearer.
The combined power of Uranus and Aquarius are already geared towards upsetting the apple cart for the greater good. The energy for transformative change is already there, and when the irresistible power of Pluto is added, that change becomes all-encompassing.
The astrological symbols for Aquarius and Pluto. | Source: Shutterstock
When Can You Expect Pluto to Transit Through Aquarius?
Pluto brings the end of old orders and the birth of the new, and the cycle of transformation will last for 20 years. The transit begins on March 23, 2023, as Pluto moves from Capricorn to Aquarius, until June 11, 2023.
Then there will be a brief period of retrograde into Capricorn until January 21, 2024, when the long-awaited Age of Aquarius officially begins. But according to astrologers, we won't have to wait for 2024 to see the first changes in the social and world order.
The transit of Pluto through Aquarius has always seen the rise of women to unprecedented power; women like Queen Elizabeth I and the Golden Age of her country were coincidental with the Pluto-Aquarius transit.
The generation transformation we have been hoping for since the middle of the last century may finally be here. The end of old power structures and the beginning of a new way of life will hopefully bring peace and prosperity to all.
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The Probable Outcome of Pluto in Aquarius
No one really knows what the future may bring, and we are not locked into any predestined fate. What the planets provide is energy that can be channeled productively or wasted. Astrologers predict that the Pluto-Aquarius aspect will enable significant social change and a righting of wrongs.
There is a definite tendency for the collapse of rigid structures such as dictatorships or oppressive regimes, and good news for the ladies -- Aquarius gives the Pluto transit a powerful feminine energy.
The combined power of Uranus, which fosters innovation and creativity, allied with the transformative power of Pluto, may well bring an unprecedented acceleration of technological development tempered by the Aquarian care for the community and the environment.
We will hope for social balance, an expansion of liberty and affluence to all, justice, empathy, and peace. Astrologers have been in raptures over the Age of Aquarius as the New Golden Age and Pluto will bring the end of the darkness that still reigns over so much of our world.